Software versions & updates: Samsung Vibrant

Learn how to check the software version and see official versions for the Samsung Vibrant. Find out more on this page:

 

Beginning April 13, 2012, the Samsung Vibrant receives a a software update to T959UVKB5. This update provides features and improvements:

New features

  • Android version 2.2/ Baseband version T959UVKB5

Improvements

  • Addition of Wi-Fi calling, Wi-Fi sharing, and tethering features
  • New security options, including new methods for unlocking the phone
  • Support for Flash 10.1
  • Support for Visual Voicemail
  • Enhanced camera interface with greater zoom capabilities, exposure settings and 360 rotation

 

Software version

Software update: Automatic (OTA)

Software update: Download

 

 

Software version

Check the software version

To check the current software version, follow these steps:

 

  1. Tap Menu.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap About phone.
  4. View the Baseband version.
  5. Read the version on the phone, and check it below:

 

Software versionStatus

T959UVKB5

Your software is up to date. There are no updates available.

 

This document will be updated if and when new software is available.

T959UVKA6

T959UVKA2

T959UVJI6

T959UVJFD

Your phone can update to software version T959UVKB5:

If the update fails, see: Software update troubleshooting.

Other versions

Your phone has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

 

See: Rooted device identification and support.

 

 

Requirements to update

To be able to update to the current software version, the below requirements must be met:

  • Android version 2.2 / Baseband version T959UVKA2/KA6 update
  • Latest version of Kies Mini software downloaded on PC or MAC
  • At least 50% battery life

 

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Software update: Automatic (OTA)

Update automatically Over-The-Air (OTA)

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device

 

 

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Software update: Download

Download and install software update

You can download and install the software update:

From the phone

From a computer

 

 

 

 

Help & How To's


Update software from the phone

To check for updates and download the update from the Samsung servers, follow these steps:

 

Install Kies Mini

  1. Save the file to a desired location - the Desktop is recommended for easy access.
  2. Ensure you are on the most recent Kies version. If you attempt to check for Kies updates manually through the application, older versions may not recognize that there is a new version available. Compare your version number (found in Help > Kies Info) with that available through Samsung (click the file to download, on the download screen, the file name will include 2.x.x.x.xxxxx_, this is the current version available).
  3. Double click the Kies file.  The program will self extract, no action is required.
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  4. Select the desired Language and Location, then click Next.
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  5. Read the license agreement, check the box for "I accept..." and click Next.
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  6. Kies will begin the installation.  No action is required.
  7. When the process is complete, click Finish.
Prepare the Samsung Vibrant
  1. From the Android home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Applications.
  3. Tap Development.
  4. Tap USB Debugging.
  5. Tap the Home key  to exit the settings menu.
  6. Insert the USB data cable into the phone and then into an available port on the computer.
  7. Select Samsung Kies at the phone prompt. The PC should recognize several devices and begin installation. This is normal and may take a few minutes. Unplug the data cable when completed.
Upgrade the device to Android version 2.2/ Software version T959UVKB5

Important: Verify you have backed up all of your data, including the contents of the internal (non-removable) SD card, to prevent unnecessary data loss.

  1. On the PC, open the Kies application.
  2. Connect the device to the computer using the included USB cable.
  3. Once Kies recognizes the device, a popup window will appear.

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  1. Click Update.
  2. Read the Caution statements and select the I have read... check box.
  3. If desired, select Allow saving to back up the device. If not, select Proceed without saving.
  4. Click Start Upgrade.
  5. The software will download to the PC, and then to the device.

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  1. When the update completes, the 'Firmware Upgrade Complete' window will appear.

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  1. Click OK to confirm.

 

 

Update software from a computer

To download updates for your phone and install them using a computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. On the PC, open the Kies application.
  2. Connect the device to the computer using the included USB cable.
  3. Once Kies recognizes the device, a popup window will appear.kies update 1.JPG.jpgkies update 2.JPG.jpg
  4. Click Update.
  5. Read the Caution statements and select the I have read... check box.
  6. If desired, select Allow saving to back up the device. If not, select Proceed without saving.
  7. Click Start Upgrade.
  8. The software will download to the PC, and then to the device.kies update 3.JPG.jpgkies update 4.JPG.jpg
  9. When the update completes, the 'Firmware Upgrade Complete' window will appear.kies update 6.JPG.jpg
  10. Click OK to confirm.

 

 

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